22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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22 days in Central Europe Itinerary

Start: Santiago, Chile
Fly:  20​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
2
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
7
Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Santiago, Chile

2
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, nature, nightlife, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Marienplatz, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Georg Muenchen-Bogenhausen, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Munich driving holiday planner.

Santiago, Chile to Munich is an approximately 21-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Santiago to Munich. September in Munich sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums
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Nymphenburg Palace ©
Nymphenburg Palace
Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Fri): browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), steep yourself in history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then admire the striking features of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Salzburg trip planner.

Drive from Munich to Salzburg in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Salzburg are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Fortress Hohensalzburg ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg
Mirabell Palace ©
Mirabell Palace
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn

3
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, nightlife, zoos & aquariums, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna sightseeing planning tool .

You can fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, nightlife, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest driving holiday tool .

Take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
nights
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Take a break from Krakow with a short trip to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, admire the striking features of St. Mary's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Krakow trip itinerary planning tool .

You can fly from Budapest to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Budapest in September: highs in Krakow hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Wieliczka Salt Mine, Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau
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Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau ©
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©

3
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Prague takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Tours Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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nights
Berlin, Germany

Berlin ©
The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin online travel route planner .

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Brandenburg Gate ©
Brandenburg Gate
Reichstag Building ©
Reichstag Building

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